Oliver Perks' Wartime Blog
April 1943: Gun Laying Competition, R.A. OCTU (Officer Cadet Training Unit), Acre, Palestine. Oliver can be seen 2nd from the right.
This website contains a variety of photographic, audio and written documentation about Oliver's WWII experiences. It was set up in February 2010 to celebrate Oliver's 90th birthday, and features his wartime blog in the form of detailed recollections covering the period 1940-1945. Oliver had an amazing memory, and recalled his WWII experiences with candour and humour, describing both the serious and the trivial.
Each chapter of Oliver's Blog is an edited transcription of one or more of his audio recollections. You can listen to these recordings at Oliver's Podcasts, add them to your audio collection via iTunes, or subscribe to our RSS feed. Oliver was a keen photographer, so his wartime Photo Album is featured, as well as a Photo Gallery with detailed captions and dates. There is also a Timeline that lists all dated events and photographs, together with other key dates.
You can search for specific information by clicking on the Search option at the top of any page. Also, you can click on any image for a larger view.